Jan 09, 2022

Desmond de Silva & Gamini Ambalangoda no more

Two beloved Sri Lankan artistes - Desmond de Silva and Gamini Ambalangoda have passed away.
Mr. Desmond de Silva (77), who was beloved by music fans of several generations, had passed away in Melbourne. He was much beloved for catchy numbers such as 'Yanna Rata Wate', 'Chuda Maanike Balaala' and 'Dora Erapan Aaya Suda' as well as many other Baila reinditions.
Mr. Gamini Ambalangoda, who was 66 years at the time of his death, had been of poor health since facing an accident in 2016, where he lost a part of his foot.
Mr. Ambalangoda was well known for his dynamic performances in stage dramas such as Singaala Gosthare, Rajagahe Naadagama, Rookada Rajje, Dikthala Kalagola and Rajakapuru, also appeared in over 25 teledramas including Aadaraneeya Poornima and Aadara Wasanthaya.